Mrs. Caroline Spelman MP
House of Commons
I have read your reported comments warning that climate change could lead to the disruption of power supplies, with adverse consequences for our railways and other infrastructure.
But with great respect, the threat to our power supplies comes not from climate change (for which there is little evidence) but from the actions which the government is taking in its attempt to mitigate climate change.
Scheduled wind power capacity will not be built on time. It will not deliver. The required back-up conventional supplies will not be available on time, if at all. Meantime the EU is requiring us to close perfectly good coal-fired power stations, and our nuclear fleet is being phased out.
May I appeal to you to address the real problem of generating capacity, not the entirely speculative problem of climate change. We need more nuclear, coal and gas-fired power stations, and we need them soon.
With kind regards.
ROGER HELMER MEP
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